Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Where did the cars go?!
My street, snowed over.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
I took this picture for Mom. This bar isn't far from my apartment, and we ate several dinners there in September when I moved out. It sure looked different five months later!
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
My first major snowfall (and the only one I really faced this year). I sure wouldn't want to drive in this! But I did learn that it takes a hell of a lot to shut this city down.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Marilyn looks cold.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.